Glasgow ■ The Magic of Scotland Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. 2pm & 7.30pm. £13–£14 (£12). See Thu 17. ■ Glasgow Rotaract’s Annual Ceilidh Lord Todd Bar, Campus Village, University of Strathclyde, 548 2435. 7.30pm. £10 (students £5). Fun ceilidh night in aid of Forest House. ■ The Fling The Arches, 30 Midland Street, 565 1000. 10pm–3am. £12. A mix of clubbing and ceilidhing with a remixed take on traditional Scottish dancing as a DJ mixes in popular songs over a traditional Scottish band playing live. Edinburgh ■ Scots Fiddle Festival The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. Times vary. Prices vary (Duncan Chisholm £18 (£15); Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas £18 (£15). See Fri 18. FREE Carolyn Anona Scott Captains Bar, 4 South College Street. 4pm. Folk singer. ■ Ceilidh Club with The Big Shoogle Pollock Halls, Holyrood Park Road. 7.30pm. £9 (£7). A ceilidh and a half with music from the ever-raucous Big Shoogle. ■ Ensemble Sakhioba St Andrew’s and St George’s Church, 13 George Street, 07988 572752. 7.30–10pm. £13 (£10). Georgian folk songs, instrumentals and traditional dance from this 12-strong all-male group. ■ Scots Music Group Ceilidh St Bride’s Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. 7.30pm. £8 in advance; £10 on the door (£6 in advance; £8 on the door). Fundraising ceilidh of traditional music and dancing. Crowdie House provide the music.
Sunday 20 Glasgow ■ Eddi Reader Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £23.50. Popular folk pop chanteuse, often called upon to add her voice to other people’s records, but who has recently carved a place for herself as
an interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns. ■ Gillian Welch SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 8pm. £25. Authentic mountain music, bluegrass and Americana from the esteemed American singer-songwriter and her musical partner David Rawlings, performing material from The Harrow & the Harvest, her first new album in eight years. Worth the wait though. ■ November Moscow Nights Café Cossachok, Trongate 103, 10 King St, 553 0733. 9pm. £6. Russian favourites such as Sviridov’s Romance and Monti’s Chardash from violinist Lev Atlas. Edinburgh ■ Scots Fiddle Festival The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. Times vary. Prices vary (Duncan Chisholm £18 (£15); Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas £18 (£15)). See Fri 18. FREE Tom Oakes & Kathryn Nicoll Captains Bar, 4 South College Street. 4pm. See Fri 18. FREE Bobby Nicholson & Eddy Hanson Captains Bar, 4 South College Street. 9pm. Folk session.
Glasgow FREE Brel Sessions Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 9pm–midnight. Folky jam session with an indie edge from Laura Wilkie (Rachel Sermanni Band) and Sarah Hayes (Admiral Fallow). Edinburgh FREE Muckle Flugga Whiski, 119 High Street, 556 3095. 9.30pm–12.30am. See Thu 17.
Tuesday 22 Edinburgh ■ Anoushka Shankar’s Gypsy Journey Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £18–£20. A fusion of Spanish and Indian traditional music from one of the world’s great sitar players, taught by her father Ravi Shankar. FREE Carolyn Anona Scott & Jack Foster Captains Bar, 4 South College Street. 8.30pm. Folk session. ■ Ceilidh Club The Bongo Club,
Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558 7604. 8.30pm. £6. Ceilidh dancing, furious fiddlers and callers to lead you through the steps. Featuring Matthew MacLennan Ceilidh Band.
Wednesday 23 Glasgow ■ Christine Bovill Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 552 4267. 8pm. £9 (£7). A unique Scottish singer-songwriter and winner of the Glasgow Songwriting Competition back in 2007.
Edinburgh FREE Easy Chair The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Laidback folky sounds from Graham Laird and Mike Bennet. ■ Real Time Edinburgh Folk Club, Cabaret Bar, 60 The Pleasance, 01896 820028. 8pm. £9 (£7; members £6). See Mon 21. ■ Fundraiser Ceilidh Malone’s Irish Bar, 14 Forrest Road, 226 5954. 8.30pm. £5 in advance; £7 on the door. Fundraiser ceilidh with a live band for Edinburgh University Canoe Club, open to all. FREE Mike Breen & Eddy Hanson Captains Bar, 4 South College Street. 8.30pm. Folky open session on guitar and violin.
Glasgow ■ Kieran Goss St Andrews in the Square, 1 St Andrews Square, 559 5902. 7.30pm. £12. Irish singer/songwriter Kieran Goss plays material from his 20 year career. ■ John Miller & His Country Trio and Misisipi Mike Woodend Tennis & Bowling Club, 10 Chamberlain Road, 959 1428. 8pm. £8. Radio Sweethearts singer Miller and band play trad country originals. Edinburgh FREE Live Music Now: Jennifer Port Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, 624 6200. 6–6.30pm. Jennifer Port is one of the finest players of the Scottish harp or clarsach, and here she accompanies the George Bain exhibition with some Scottish tunes.
Glasgow Improviser’s Orchestra Festival IV
Experimenters and improvisers from around the world convene on the 4th annual GIO fest. Satoko Fujii is coming from Japan – she makes soft sonic landscapes with her piano; Renee Baker leaves behind her work in Chicago as a violinist, poet and painter to perform and host free music workshops for adults and kids (see page 92 for how to win tickets), plus Scotland’s own Bill Wells, Fritz Welch and the GIO will play. ■ CCA, Glasgow, Fri 25–Sun 27 Nov, glasgowimprovisersorchestra.blogspot.com 106 THE LIST 17 Nov–1 Dec 2011
FREE Muckle Flugga Whiski Rooms, 4, 6 & 7 North Bank Street, 225 7224. 9.30pm–12.30am. See Thu 17.
Glasgow ■ BA Scottish Music Composing and Arranging (Ensembles) Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). A concert of works composed and arranged by students in the Scottish Music programme. FREE Wing & A Prayer Tchai-Ovna House of Tea, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. Folk/blues duo. Edinburgh ■ Man’s Ruin, Adam Holmes and DJ Dolphin Boy Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £7 (£6). Funk, folk and rock from Man’s Ruin, with electronic folk from DJ Dolphin Boy. ■ Southern Tenant Folk Union Douglas House, 42 Royal Park Terrance. 7.30pm. £10. Gospel-influenced seven- piece with their own mix of old-time, bluegrass and Celtic folk music. FREE Tom Oakes & Kathryn Nicoll Captains Bar, 4 South College Street. 9pm. See Fri 18. ■ [Awry] Studio 24, 24–26 Calton Road, 558 3758. 9pm–3am. £6 (£5) before 11pm; £7 after. ‘Psychegaelic ceilidh’ and DJs playing a wide range of styles.
Glasgow ■ The Wolfe Tones Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £18. Folk veterans with a strong political slant to their lyrics. ■ RSNO: A St Andrew’s Day Party with Phil & Aly Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £12.50–£34 (concessions available). Phil Cunningham (keyboard/accordion) and master fiddler Aly Bain host their annual St Andrew’s Party with special guests the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland, for an evening of great Scottish music and wit. The RSNO’s guest conductor is Assistant Principal French Horn John Logan. Edinburgh FREE Live Music Now: Michael Haywood & Laura Grime National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 0300 123 6789. 3.15pm. A selection of traditional tunes for sax and violin, for St Andrew’s Day. FREE Gilly Hewitt Captains Bar, 4 South College Street. 4pm. Folk session. ■ Hud Yer Wheesht Rudolf Steiner Hall, 60 Spylaw Road. 7pm. £9 (£6.50). Funky ceilidh with all the traditional tunes plus some more exciting numbers, all profits from door and raffle go to Volunteer Centre Edinburgh. ■ The Saw Doctors The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £22.50. Over-14s show. Celtrock knees-up with one of Ireland’s most successful bands. ■ The Shoogle Project Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 228 1404. 8pm. £15 (£6–£11). Dance company Plan B team up with high-octane folk band Shooglenifty for an evening that’s part gig, part dance performance and part ceilidh.
Sunday 27 Glasgow ■ Georgie Gajjic Café Cossachok, Trongate 103, 10 King Street, 553 0733. 9pm. £6. Accordionist Gajjic performs Russian folk Eastern European melodies. FREE Music Potpourri Café Cossachok, Trongate 103, 10 King Street, 553 0733. 9pm. This mixture of world music takes in tunes from Vienna, klezmer tunes with buttons, Lev Atlas’s violin and the accordion of Georgie Gajjic. Booking essential.